The art and science of imagination

Grade 4

The fourth grade student is eager to learn more about their world close to home. Through imaginatively presented lessons, the teacher meets the growing interest of the children in more concrete areas of knowledge and provides them with opportunities for more independence in their work. The curriculum helps the children form a sense of their relationship to their environment, in both a social and geographical sense.

Language Arts: Grammar, punctuation and spelling; letter format; reading; oral recitation; poetry; drama

Literature: Norse mythology

Mathematics: Fractions; long division; computation and problem solving

Science: Zoology; animals in relation to man

Social Studies: Local geography and history; mapping

Form Drawing: Braided forms

Spanish and German: Songs, dances, and games; poetry and stories; days, months, and seasons; telling time

Physical Education: Cooperative games; team skills; eurythmy

Practical Arts: Cross stitch

Visual Arts: Painting; drawing; geometric drawing; clay sculpture

Music: Recorder; singing (rounds); music notation; instrumental music